china

The Moon

Hell Yeah, We’re Going to the Far Side of the Moon

The Chang’e 4 mission includes a lander, a rover, and a canister of potato seeds.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
CRISPR

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
12.4.18
maps

Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992

Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.18
Spiders

This Jumping Spider Makes Milk

An Asian spider was observed nursing its young with a liquid that has four times the protein of cow’s milk.​
Becky Ferreira
11.29.18
ozone

Ozone Recovery Continues, But Suspected Emissions From China Slows Progress

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 continues to be a success story about international environmental cooperation.
Becky Ferreira
11.5.18
china

A Chinese Dissident Artist Is Taking Aim at Google for Censored Search Engine

Badiucao’s new exhibition compares Google's censored search engine for China, codenamed Dragonfly, to Donald Trump's wall.
Jamie Fullerton
11.1.18
Conservation

Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China

A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.31.18
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
SS7

What is SS7 and is China Using It To Spy on Trump’s Cell Phone?

The telecom industry has known about a major vulnerability in its mobile infrastructure for decades, so why was nothing ever done about it?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.18
china

A Chinese City Wants to Replace Streetlights With an Artificial Moon

The city of Chengdu could be illuminated by a fake moon as early as 2020.
Sarah Emerson
10.18.18
DNA/IDK

Scientists Bred Healthy Baby Mice From Same-Sex Parents for the First Time

The pups with two mothers turned out perfectly healthy, but things didn’t turn out so well for the mice with two fathers.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.12.18
Interpol

The President of Interpol Has Disappeared in China

Meng Hongwei, a member of the Chinese Communist party and president of Interpol, has been missing for a week.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.5.18
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